Microsoft news recap: Mobile World Congress event will be live streamed, Visual Studio 2019 to be released on 2 April, and more

Jack Wilkinson


Microsoft news recap is a weekly feature highlighting the top Microsoft news stories of the past week. Sit back, grab some coffee, and enjoy the read!

Microsoft Teams updates on Android with Dark theme support and audio changes

Android users of Microsoft Teams are receiving a new update that adds support for a dark theme, as well as changes to the audio, such as a new feature to record and send audio files within the app.

Microsoft Teams Android

Visual Studio 2019 to be released on April 2 with 9am PST launch event

The next major release of Visual Studio is upon us. Visual Studio 2019 is set to arrive on April 2, brought by a 9am PST launch event. Some of the changes expected include more coding space and improved debugging, dubbed to be smarter than at present.

Microsoft will live stream its Mobile World Congress press event with Alex Kipman on February 24

On February 24, Microsoft will hold a press conference at the annual Mobile World Congress (MWC). Its conference will be live streamed, though details are slim, with us expecting more announcements surrounding Always Connected PCs.

LinkedIn is betting on video in its future with new ‘LinkedIn Live’ broadcasting service

Microsoft-owned LinkedIn is jumping in on the live streaming business, with it betting on a new “LinkedIn Live” feature, similar to Twitter’s Periscope or Instagram’s TV.

That’s it for this week. We’ll be back next week with more Microsoft news.